Not that I have anything against using digital machines. I just find that using a digital camera is not as enjoyable (for a lack of a better word). But why film? Primarily, the whole manual process of loading a canister of film into the spool, setting the iso, winding 0 - firing, winding 00 - firing again; then manually focusing, setting the aperture, and the shutter speed to get that near perfect exposure for each of the 36 (give or take, mostly take) raw frames (that don't need to be touched up, or edited afterwards) is what makes photography so much more enjoyable for me.
So, I traded in my D7000 for a Voigtlander R3A. It's a rangefinder, which means it uses a dual-image range finding device. You have to line-up the two images for your subject to be in focus. It's definitely a lot more trickier than a SLR. One of the biggest pros of using a rangefinder is it's size and compactness, which makes it ideal for the type of photography I enjoy, that is, street. Next, it's a lot quieter than a mirror flipping SLR (no pun intended). The only thing that bothers me is that I can't focus anything under 0.7 meters (about a foot) away. I guess I can use my SLR for that. All in all, the R3A has been one of the most enjoyable cameras I've used (aside from the Leicas). I don't think I'll be shooting with my FE2 for a while. =x
Rolls: Fuji Superia 400, Kodak Trix400, Kodak Tmax400, Kodak Portra 160nc, and Kodak Portra 800.
Can you guess which ones are which?
Hope you enjoy them!
Lauren and her Rolleiflex.
I am impressed with the bokeh on this beautiful lens.
I wonder what my wardrobe will look like a few decades from now.
Such a natural model she is.
Romin and some Japanese tourists. Thanks for letting me in on the workshop. Check out his site [here].
Missed the initial subjects, but caught the lady.
Watch out kid, the shadows gunna get ya!
Amarisse and her beautiful M6.
My favorite photo from this roll of Mary and Ross.
She said a few words to her friend before taking a seat to light one up.
So does he land it?
Shooting film until the singularity takes over.
He wanted a photograph with James. I don't think he understood that I wanted a portrait of him.
Surprised how well this one came out.
And this one. Both hand-held.
Sucker for oversized sweaters.
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